OCU Stars shine in Southern Plains Intercollegiate at Gaillardia

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OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 1-ranked Oklahoma City University collected its fourth victory of the season in the Southern Plains Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Gaillardia Country Club.

OCU, top-ranked in NAIA men’s golf, polished off the win by four shots in a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2. Jack Madden of the Stars finished with a season-best second-place showing.

Oklahoma City put together a 291-291-297–879 to outlast Texas Wesleyan, ranked No. 2 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA coaches poll, on the par-72, 7,255-yard course. No. 15 Wayland Baptist (Texas) finished third, while Northwestern (Iowa) took fourth. No. 14 Bellevue (Neb.) was fifth, and No. 17 Morningside (Iowa) finished sixth.

Madden, a freshman from Dungannon, Northern Ireland, Ireland, supplied the Stars with a 72-71-72–215. Madden pounded in nine birdies and topped the field by making par 39 times. Aman Gupta from Oklahoma State secured the win with his 71-71-69–211.

David Meyers picked up a spot on the all-tournament team with a 72-74-74–220, which tied him for fifth. Meyers, a junior from Johannesburg, South Africa, sank an eagle on the par-4, 395-yard 17th hole while making eight birdies for OCU. Carson Seals turned in a 73-74-74–221 to tie for seventh. Seals, a junior from Ardmore, Okla., nailed 11 birdies.

The Stars’ Peri’Don Castille and Gaston Romero tied for 18th. Castille, a junior from Dallas, produced a 74-77-77–228 and 12 birdies. Romero, a sophomore from Cordoba, Argentina, carded a 76-72-80–228.

OCU individuals in the tournament were Sam Simonsen (73-79-78–230), Brandon Strathe (80-76-75–231) and Niccolo Nespoli (87-80-84–251).

The Stars completed the fall with four wins in five starts. OCU plays next in the Ottawa-Arizona Invitational on Jan. 28-29, 2019 at The Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

OCU returns to Gaillardia for the seventh annual Champions Cup on Nov. 5. For information, go here.


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